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‘Save the Green' with Sallie Mae in Honor of St. Patrick's Day

<p class='bwalignc'> <i><b>Visit Sallie Mae on Facebook Today to Discuss Money-Saving Tips</b></i> </p>

Monday, March 12, 2012

‘Save the Green' with Sallie Mae in Honor of St. Patrick's Day11:34 EDT Monday, March 12, 2012 NEWARK, Del. (Business Wire) -- Just as students are gearing up to wear green on March 17, Sallie Mae wants to extend the spirit of St. Patrick's Day to help them “save the green.” Join Sallie Mae's Facebook conversation this week to discuss ways students can save money for college. “Finding a four-leaf clover is fantastic, but we want consumers to feel empowered to create their own financial good luck,” said Martha Holler, senior vice president, Sallie Mae. “And it is easier than you think. There are simple things we can do each day to save money, and little by little, savings can add up to something big.” Topics will include how to find free money for college, save through everyday spending, prepare yourself for unforeseen circumstances, reduce costs by going green and more. Join the Save the Green conversation this week at Facebook.com/SallieMae. Sallie Mae (NASDAQ: SLM) is the nation's No. 1 financial services company specializing in education. Whether college is a long way off or just around the corner, Sallie Mae turns education dreams into reality for its 25 million customers. With products and services that include college savings programs, scholarship search tools, education loans, tuition insurance, and online banking, Sallie Mae offers solutions that help families save, plan, and pay for college. Sallie Mae also provides financial services to hundreds of college campuses as well as to federal and state governments. Learn more at SallieMae.com and connect at Facebook.com/SallieMae. Commonly known as Sallie Mae, SLM Corporation and its subsidiaries are not sponsored by or agencies of the United States of America. Sallie MaeAmanda Holt, 302-283-4077amanda.holt@salliemae.comorSarah Miller, 302-283-8098sarah.miller@salliemae.com